The One True Pibbles
So I've been mulling around with this concept for a while now, toying with the possibility of trying it or not. I guess since this thread is up, it means I decided to launch it xD
Anyways, for those who recognized the idea from the title, I've decided to make my own RP based off the previously popular short webseries "There will be Brawl", based on the third instalment in the Super Smash Bros. series, "Super Smash Bros. Brawl". If you haven't seen the series, I highly recommend it. Great writing, an interesting plot, it's a gritty and new take on the world of the Mushroom Kingdom, and Kirby is parodying Hannibal Lecter (and the puppet they use for him is super creepy), so there's plenty of fun for the whole family! (But not for the kids. There's some stuff kids won't get 0.0)
But anyways, the idea I had shared a similar idea, where a video game crash has thrust the Virtual World into chaos, leaving most of our favourite characters either without a home or a whole mess of new neighbours (some more pleasant than others). And when I say "homeless", I quite literately mean their world dissolved into nothing but pixels and faded away, consuming anything in it's path regardless of their status (NPC, main character, villain, etc). We can discuss stuff like that later and get into the specifics of which world's survived (or merged into one massive hub-world as a result of the crash), but I just thought I'd provide that information for now.
Here's the core concept for the RP: we each play a video game character from whatever series we want (Final Fantasy, Little Big Planet, Half Life, Kid Icarus, Sonic the Hedgehog, Dead Rising, etc), be they hero or villain (just not the 'THIS ISNT EVEN MY FINAL FORM BRAW' bad guys. If you need clarification, I'll list some examples of characters who aren't allowed to be player controlled: 02 from Kirby 64, Zeus from God of War, any of the Colossus' from Shadow of the Colossus, Mephiles from Sonic '06... Basically anyone who is god like or has unlimited power and assumed a giant ass-form in the final battle. Bowser is okay because he's proportionate based on the game and so is Ganondorf, just not Pig-Ganon from the older games. If you need me to 'okay' a specific character, just ask and I'll let you know ^^)
But with each character can come a unique twist. Perhaps if the Mushroom Kingdom was one of the world's to fall, Princess Peach started working as a dancer at a less than pleasant nightclub, or Dr. Robotnik (Eggman) has reformed and become a Buddhist, or perhaps MewTwo has become a serial murderer and goes around killing innocent game characters.
There would be a more official plot (I have some ideas to present to the group) once we get some interest going, but I do have a side mystery-murder plot involving a serial killer known as "the Organ Trail Killer" ((Puns are fun :3)) all figured out, so at least there's that.
Anyways, if you're interested just post below and we'll see where this goes. We'll need about 3 people before this goes anywhere, but the cut-off for players is 8. You'll also be allowed to control up to 3 characters if you feel like you can handle it. Before anyone calls them, I'm going to place a 'dibs' upon my Game-Homies: Kirby (Kirby series), Red (Pokémon: Red Version), and Link (Legend of Zelda series, based on his TP design).
Hope you're interested in this ^^